About Divorce Lawyer Dan McCandless, Esq.

Dan McCandless operates from the La Jolla, CA office of Griffith, Young & Lass, APC as Of Counsel to the firm. Practicing family law exclusively since 2012,  Dan takes a pragmatic, thoughtful approach to each of his cases, relying on his most important attribute —his ability to listen to the needs of his clients. This approach has served him well as he strives for the best outcome for each of his clients. Whether they are looking to craft a prenuptial agreement, divide an asset, litigate spousal support or reach an agreement for child custody and visitation, Dan’s approach along with his dynamic background and experience give his clients a marked advantage in family law issues.

Dan has an extensive background in conflict resolution both inside and outside of the courtroom and a broad knowledge of accounting. These skill sets allow him to work with his clients to either find common ground and settle their case or aggressively litigate each issue necessary. Moreover, Dan’s accounting background gives him insight into the financial status of his clients and the opposing party, which can help expedite case resolution. Dan serves as an active member of the State Bar of California, the San Diego Family Law Bar Association, and the La Jolla Bar Association. Dan also volunteers his time in the community of La Jolla and serves as Vice President of the La Jolla Recreation Center Council.

Dan attended Creighton University in Nebraska, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration emphasizing in Finance. After graduating from Creighton, Dan took a position with the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers where he provided tax consulting to Fortune 500 companies. Thereafter, Dan furthered his education and earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego, School of Law. Dan worked for a prestigious family law firm for a period of three years prior to joining Griffith, Young & Lass, APC as Of Counsel.

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